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What is NMI?
Neuromuscular incapacitation is a direct involuntary contraction of the muscles that disrupts neuro-muscular control, affecting the motor, sensory and nervous systems within the body.
- Blast doors
- Taser wire
- High visibility sights
- Serial number
- Illumination selector
- Safety switch
- DPM release button (on handle)
- Microphone, Taser cam, IR illuminator (from left to right on tasercam
- Low intensity light (under muzzle)
- Afid tags
What model taser do we use?
What does ECD stand for?
Electronic control device
How long are the probes?
What happens to the bottom probe?
- It travels at an 8 degree angle downward and separates 30cm every 2.1 m it travels.
- at 3 m they are 46cm a part and at 4.5m they are 66 cm apart
What are the 3 stages of use?
Draw and cover, drive stun and probes discharge
How long are the cycles?
Ambos have to remove those in sensitive areas which are?
face, eye, neck, bone structure, groin or breast of females.
To reduce cardiac risk:
- Target the back
- Avoid targetting the chest
- Avoid prolonged and repeated exposures
Common effects of NMI
- Subject can fall down
- Yell or scream
- Involuntary muscle contractions
- Subject may freeze in place
- High peak arcing voltage 50,000
- Only 0.0021 amps, less than an xmas tree bulb
- Follows path of least reduction
- The greater the spread the better effectiveness
Digital pulse control
- Digitally controls pulse rate
- 5 Second automated burst
- 19 pulses per second
- Single trigger pull and release discharges a 5 second cycle
- Shift safety down to stop discharge
- Hold the trigger will continue to discharge until trigger is released
What does the cid display?
- Current time gmt
- Software revision
- Displays battery as rough percentage, if below 20 percent dont take out
- System sleeps after 20 mins of being armed, turn off and on again to re arm.
- Takes 1.5 secs to start recording on taser cam.
What does the illumination button do?
swaps between laser only, laser and flashlight (NSWPF requirement) and stealth mode
Maintenece and care
- Avoid dropping
- Check battery
- Store with cam inserted
- Check expiration for cartritdges(5 years)
- Secure in holster
- Do not store in pockets without holster
- Avoid excess moisture
- If display has an E H or blank return to armoury
- If submerged return to armouty
- Mark on sticker if there is evidence needed off it.
- Be aware of seatbelt in car
- Check and clean camera, cartridges, probe ect ect
- Taser downloaded monthly
Cartridge for NSWPF
- XP 25
- 7.6 metres
- green door, black cartridge
- Live cartridge
- Training cartidges fire 6.4 metres and are blue with blue doors, can drive stun but probes dont conduct.
- Orange cartridges are complety inert
- Inspect make sure blast doors are attached, no cracks, locking tabs are not
- compressed, expiration date, they last for 5 years.
- Top probe is always hirizontal, bottom probe is angled down at 8 degrees.
- For every 2.1 of travel it spreads 0.3 metres.
- NSW police training probe is short while the operation probe is longer
- Wires are steel with insulated coating, can break easy, inadvertant
- contact can get you zapped
- Tell partner to watch wires
- Avoid crossing wires with other tasers
- Accidental discharge of taser
- Reckless pointing or aiming at another officer
- Failing to properly store and secure taser
- Convering the lens of tazercam
- Any action or inaction deemed hazardous by a taser review pannel.
Modes of use
- Draw and cover, drawn from holster and pointed at a subject.
- Drive stun, direct contact. If one probe makes contact you can complete the circuit with a drive stun. Leave cartridge on when drive stunning.
- Not to be used for pain compliance
Criteria to draw and cover
- Do not draw your taser, point of aim it unless you are likely justified to use it
- Continue to assess environment to see if justification for the taser still exists
- Ensure CEW is armed and pointing at subject so camera can record.
- Comply with all firearm safety procedures
Criteria to discharge
- Protect human life
- protect yourself or others where violent confrontation or violent resistance is occuring or imminenent
- Protect officers in danger of being overpowered or to protect themselves or another person from the risk of actual bodily harm
- Protection from animals
Conducted electrical weapons are designed to use propelled wires or direct contact to conduct electrical charge to primarily affect motor function and/or sensory nervous system.
One probe can arc
Through 2 cumulative inches of clothing or 1 inch of clothing per probe
If under 20 percent battery
Don't take out
If you do hazardous practice you will be remediated
A Taser should not be used in any mode:
- For any other investigative purpose.
- Near explosive materials, flammable liquids or gasses.
- Where there is a likelihood of significant secondary injuries (elevated positions)
- Punitively for the purposes of coercion or as a prod to make a person move
- Passive non compliance
- Refusing to move or offering little or no physical resistance
- Refusing to comply with police instructions
- Acting as a dead weight or requiring an officer to lift, pull, drag or push them in order to maintain control
- to rouse an unconscious, impaired or intoxicated person(s)
- to target known pre-existing injury areas of a subject
- Crowd control measure such as crowd dispersal.
- when the subject is holding a firearm.
- against a mental health patient solely to make them comply or submit to medication or treatment.
- Unless it is in the performance of the officers duties or at an approved weapons training day
Taser should not be used unless exceptional circumstances exist:
- Against a person who is handcuffed
- Against a female suspected on reasonable grounds of being pregnant.
- on an elderly or disabled person(s)
- on a child or person(s) of particularly small body mass
- against the occupant(s) of a vehicle or the operator of machinery.
- against a subject that is fleeing.
- drive stun for pain compliance.
- Using the Taser in a prolonged fashion (holding trigger down > 5 second)
After 3 cycles police must reconsider the effectiveness of Taser device as the most appropriate tactical option and must consider alternative Tactical Options to resolve the situation.
Subjects should be allowed time to comply with police instructions (as is reasonable in the circumstances) before discharging the CEW. All instructions should be clear, concise and reasonable
Optimum range: 2.1-4.5 metres
If Taser Cartridge is a “dud,” keep device aimed at target while placing the X26 on SAFE
Is the suspect reacting?
- Look AND listen when evaluating the effectiveness of a Taser application
- No reaction, no change in subject behaviour or loud arching of the CEW, could indicate poor or no connection, minimal probe spread, or low muscle mass contact
- Suggested tactical considerations:Reload and target a different area (depending on situation)Drive-stun with a cartridge in place
- Consider other force options & be prepared to transition
It is essential that the operator assess the situation then instruct the back up officer to restrain the subject during the cycle.